How to Delete Safari Reading List on iPhone, iPad and Mac

The Reading List feature on Safari is handy for saving webpages that you want to read later. Moreover, your offline reading lists are synced via iCloud so you can access them from wherever you’re signed in to your account. But saved pages take up space on your devices so you should routinely delete your Safari reading list on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. This is different from clearing the Reading List cache. Also, bear in mind that changes made on one device will reflect across all other connected devices.

How to Delete Safari Reading List on iPhone and iPad

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Tap on the open book icon from the bottom bar.Open Safari and Tap on Bookmark on iPhone
  3. Tap on the glasses icon.
  4. Swipe right to left on entry. Tap on Delete.Tap on Delete and Remove Safari Reading List in iOS 13
  5. To delete all or multiple saved webpages, tap on Edit from bottom right, select the entries, and finally tap on Delete.Delete Safari Reading List on iPhone and iPad

These entries will be removed from your Safari Reading List. It will also be removed from all iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices that have your Apple ID, and Safari sync is enabled in Settings – iCloud.

How to Remove Safari Reading List on Mac in macOS Catalina

Removing entries from Reading List on Safari for Mac is also incredibly easy, like its iOS counterpart. Let me show you how.

  1. Launch Safari on your Mac.Open Safari App on Mac
  2. Click on View from the top menu bar
  3. Click Show Reading List Sidebar.Select View and Click on Show Reading List Sidebar in Safari on Mac
  4. Swipe right to left on entry. Now click on Remove. Or, hold the Control key and click on a listing. Now click on Remove Item.Remove Item from Safari Reading List on Mac
  5. If you want to delete everything from the Reading List, right-click (or Control-click) anywhere on the Reading List sidebar and select Clear All Items.Click on Clear All Items To Delete Safari Reading List on Mac in macOS Catalina

One thing to note is that you get the option to remove all items from Reading List on Mac, but not on iPhone or iPad.

If you want to add a webpage to Safari Reading List, visit the page, tap on the Share icon, and finally tap Add to Reading List.

How to Delete Safari Reading List in macOS Big Sur

macOS Big Sur has brought in a bunch of customization features to Safari, including an easier way to approach Safari Reading List. Now, you can easily access them from the start page itself.

And you can also delete certain websites from the Safari Reading List from this page only.

  1. Open Safari Browser on your Mac
  2. Locate the reading list on the start page and right-click on the website you want to remove.right click on website under reading list on safari start up page on macos big sur
  3. Here, select Remove Item from the option.click on remove item to delete safari reading list in macos big sur

And that’s it the website will be cleared from Safari Reading List. If you want to delete all websites in the list, simply click on View from the Menu Bar and select Show Reading List Sidebar.

click on view in safari menubar and select show reading list sidebar on mac

Now, right-click anywhere in Reading List Sidebar. Select Clear All Items to completely delete everything from the reading list.

right click in sidebar and select clear all items in safari on mac

click on clear to delete all websites from safari reading list in macos big sur

That’s all, folks.

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